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I attached a 5/8 inch male hose coupler. Tightened with wrench the best I could and it stll leaks. Was there a washer missing or what?

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You should always have a rubber washer in the female end of a hose.

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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
This can be a fairly easy repair normaly the problem is that the hoses at the bottom of the machine will wear out or loosen up over time and will need to be re tightened or replaced so what you will need to do is to pull the machine out about 4 to 5 ft from the wall and lean the machine back so you can inspect the hoses annd the drain pump you will be able to see where the water has been leaking from cause there will be residue on the parts that are leaking and on the floor where it has been leaking
Then all you have to do is to repair the leak meaning tighten up the hose clamp or remove and replace the hose if needed ok now if the pump iself is leaking then you may have to remove the pump and see if any thing on the pump is broken and replace that part as needed ok?
Hope this helps
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I understand that when you hook up the hose to the back of your washing machine that the water comes out of the hose. The problem that you are having may be because of washers are missing out of the hose ends. You need to take the hoses off and look and see if you have rubber washers in the side that is leaking. The washers are standard water hose washers you can buy at any hardware store.

1. Place washer in hose
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This should fix your problem.

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